Admit it, there are clothes in your closet that you’ve never worn. Some items might even have the price tags still on them. The question is WHY? Why do we buy clothes and never wear them?
There are a few reasons for that and science has the answers. In fact people have been studying it for quite some time. Maybe some of these sound familiar …
- It was amazing, but not quite right, but you bought it anyway because it was on sale.
- You bought clothes that you hoped you would fit into in the future. After that diet.
- You fell in love with it, and maybe you even bought two of them.
- You went online shopping – drunk. (I’m looking at you Laura)
I asked my girlfriend to check her closet last night, and as you can see in the picture above, there were a few things in there she has bought and NEVER worn. In her defence (she insisted I write this) she says this is a small percentage of unworn items. They also don’t have price tags on them. And she says “someday she’ll wear them.” Here are her reasons (Carlos translation-excuses) for not wearing each item …
- Blue Skirt – “The right opportunity hasn’t presented itself. Maybe you should take me somewhere I can wear it”
- White Top – “I love it, but the right opportunity hasn’t presented itself”
- Leopard Print Dress – “This was a mistake. Anybody want it?”
- Orange & Teal Jumper – “I bought it for a specific occasion, but it was too hot to wear because it’s lined. It will get worn!”
- Navy & Teal Skirt – “Nothing works with this just yet”